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Top AF leaders speak at Nellis AFB

U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Jason Couillard Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force James A. Cody speaks to Airmen April 7 during a town-hall style meeting at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. Cody, along with Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark A. Welsh III, and their spouses, Athena and Betty, visited…

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Air Force Wounded Warrior Trials begin

U.S. Air Force photo by Lorenz Crespo Master Sgt. Christopher Aguilera, an Air Force Wounded Warrior participant lights the cauldron signifying the beginning of the Air Force Wounded Warrior Trails April 7 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. Aguilera, who is a survivor of the June 9, 2010 “Pedro 66” helicopter crash in southwest Afghanistan,…

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99th SFS wins 2013 AF Large Security Forces Unit Award

U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Christopher Tam Staff Sgt. Jordan Young, right, 99th Security Forces Squadron training instructor administers pepper spray to Staff Sgt. Anthony Dykhuis, 99th SFS unit training manager, April 1 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. The level one inoculation pepper spray training enhances the capability of SF members in…

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Academy of Country Music ‘salutes troops’ during concert

Airmen, Soldiers, Sailors, Marines and Coast Guardsmen were honored as well as performed during the Academy of Country Music’s “An All-Star Salute to the Troops” concert at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas April 7.

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‘Life of a Warrior’ strengthens resiliency pillars

There are many different workout programs available, but most are concentrated on just the physical fitness only. Very few fitness platforms focus on the whole-person concept to include the physical, mental, social and spiritual pillars of resiliency. Luckily though, the Life of a Warrior practiced on Creech and Nellis Air Force Bases does just that.


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Health & Safety

Military HIV/AIDS conference promotes awareness, prevention

Posted  May 18, 2012

The 2012 International Military HIV/AIDS Conference concluded May 10, 2012, after four days of sharing insights into new ways to re-energize military HIV/AIDS prevention programs.

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New VA Hospital to Open Soon

Posted  May 18, 2012

The new Veterans Administration Hospital (officially the VA Southern Nevada Healthcare System) is nearing completion at its new location, 6900 North Pecos Road, North Las Vegas. The old VA hospital, located at Vegas Drive and Martin Luther King was shut down in July 2003.  The entire program was relocated to sixteen “sites of care” throughout…

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Help for Veterans who own businesses, seek jobs

Posted  May 18, 2012

WASHINGTON — The National Veterans Small Business Conference, the government’s premier event for Veteran-owned small businesses, is coming to Detroit’s Cobo Center June 26-29, the Department of Veterans Affairs announced today. VA also announced that a “VA for Vets” Hiring Fair will be held…

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Events

Community Happenings May 18, 2012

Posted  May 18, 2012

Caring for People Forum School Support Group, May 24:  The Airman & Family Readiness Center is in need of 12-15 participants for the Caring for People Forum School Support Group, scheduled for May 24. Servicemembers, dependents, civilians, and teens with ideas and concerns about local military child education can lend their recommendations to a group…

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Air Force

RED HORSE airborne engineers pave the way

Posted  May 11, 2012

U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Christopher Hubenthal U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Troy Hollis, 820th RED HORSE Squadron airborne flight, checks equipment for Staff Sgt. Nick Urban, 820th RED HORSE Squadron airborne flight, prior to a static-line jump mission April 25...

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Air Force Weapons School conducts Mobility Air Forces Exercise

Posted  May 11, 2012

U.S. Air Force photo A U.S. Air Force C-17 Globemaster III performs evasive countermeasures by launching flares during a Mobility Air Forces Exercise Nov. 16, over the Nevada Test and Training Range. The U.S. Air Force Weapons School…

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Commentary

How it works in the real Air Force

Posted  May 11, 2012

LACKLAND AIR FORCE BASE, Texas (AFNS) — Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force James Roy recently issued a call to arms for all enlisted Airmen in his perspective paper: “Now is the time for bold leadership.” In this message, he states it is up to the enlisted force to lead with integrity and return…

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Housing website arms military movers with information

Posted  May 11, 2012

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — The base housing office has launched a new website offering a total information source of housing information for present and future residents. The site covers dormitory, on-base privatized housing, and off-base living options. Dawn Davis-Spector, 99th Force Support Squadron housing manager, says the new site helps potential residents make…

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Military wives eligible for vocational scholarships

Posted  May 11, 2012

(AFNS) — Operation Homefront and the Women’s Self Worth Foundation will offer the Saban Military Wife Educational Scholarship to wives of uniformed service members who attend certain vocational training programs in the medical field and meet eligibility requirements.

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Events

Around Nellis May 11, 2012

Posted  May 11, 2012

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Matthew Lancaster Rozita Villanueva Lee, who serves on the White House Commission on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders, speaks during the Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month luncheon May 4, 2012, at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. APAH month was originally introduced as Pacific/Asian Heritage Week by…

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